April 4, 2013
At least 52 people have drowned in their homes and cars, or were electrocuted as floods swamped Buenos Aires.
At least 46 died on Wednesday in and around the city of La Plata. Six deaths were reported a day earlier in Argentina’s capital.
Many people climbed onto their roofs in the pouring rain after storm sewers flooded forcing water into houses.
“It started to rain really hard in the evening, and began to flood,” Augustina Garcia Orsi, a 25-year-old student, said.